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Old 04-28-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Buying brand new IB3800 and IB3600 cells

i still use IB3600 they are good performance and have lower capacity which makes discharging/equilizing quicker and there heaps of runtime left after 5mins as i only run brushless

i'm now after some new cells.

would it be no good to buy new 3800 and 3600 cells as these would be stock from over 12months ago and they would of all self discharged already?

or they are ok to self discharge when they are brand new?

anyone bought any recently, are they still good to use?

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Old 04-28-2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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A few people locally bought some old-stock LRP VTEC 3800s (same as IB)which were obviously od stock, perhaps two years old. They had mostly self-discharged considerably and people were having a lot of problems bringing them back to life. I think a few of the packs were usable but unless you are confident you can bring the cells to life I would be wary of these cells now.
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I just bought 2 new 3800 packs. They had self discharged pretty bad. To get them to take the first cycle I had to set the long lock out on my charger for about 10 min. If I didn't they just kept false peaking. Once I got the first charge into them they were fine.
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You would be better off to save up and buy some good IB or EP 4200's, you run a huge risk buying 3600 or 3800's that they wont come back to life.
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